#CRIME: A mystery has been uncovered, it was an uncertain time for Levin businesses and homeowners where a nasty thief popped some hose garden taps.
The thief, a 21-year-old man, has popped Taps without turning the water supply off, causing thousands of water damage to several premises. He is due to be reappearing in court in relation to 14 burglaries involving the theft of the taps from approximately 20 businesses.
The 21-year-old man has been doing this for the last week at local sports grounds and other facilities, public toilets, churches and you wouldn't believe it — schools were the target too!
Plumbers who are locals have let Police know that they have attended at least 30 jobs to replace the stolen taps, the nasty thief thought it must have been funny.
“Police would like to thank members of the public who helped Police in identifying the person responsible by alerting us to suspicious activity.”
“It's a timely reminder to always report unusual behaviour to Police as soon as you notice something – your information might just be the missing piece of the puzzle we need to help stop further offending.”
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